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Pittman Center, TN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Pittman Center is lower than Tennessee average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Pittman Center is much lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #193

Pittman Center, TN
0.35
Tennessee
0.56
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Pittman Center, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #615

Pittman Center, TN
33.77
Tennessee
175.35
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,448 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Pittman Center, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:35
Dust Storm:0Flood:232Hail:762Heat:2Heavy Snow:34
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:2,066Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:40Winter Weather:35
Other:172 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Pittman Center, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Pittman Center, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.11973-11-304.7335.8-83.96
32.31984-02-143.61036.13-83.74
29.31969-07-133.5N/A36.1-83.7
48.61982-09-243.5835.68-84.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Pittman Center, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.31976-02-18235°57'N / 83°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0102.5M0Cocke
25.31963-03-11236°00'N / 83°07'W36°02'N / 83°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards11250K0Cocke
29.61974-04-03235°47'N / 83°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Blount
32.81974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
33.01976-06-28235°19'N / 83°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Jackson
38.01965-04-15235°52'N / 84°05'W35°57'N / 84°00'W7.40 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Knox
42.41953-05-02236°02'N / 84°04'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Anderson
42.81974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
42.92010-04-25235°37'N / 84°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KBlount
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The NWS storm survey determined a tornado tracked from Loudon County for one-half of a mile along Thompson Bridge road. It was classified as an EF2 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph with a path width of 100 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system along with an associated cold front tracked across the area triggering thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A tornado touched down in eastern Monroe County, then tracked across southern Loudon County and finally dissipated in western Blount County. Another weak tornado touched down briefly in Polk County.
43.61974-04-03235°40'N / 84°10'W35°40'N / 84°09'W02250K0Loudon
44.71967-03-12236°08'N / 82°55'W36°15'N / 82°40'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15250K0Greene
45.21993-02-21336°01'N / 84°15'W36°06'N / 83°58'W10.00 Miles150 Yards035.0M0Knox
 Brief Description: The tornado started near Oak Ridge, moved through the Bull Run Steam Plant and went through the town of Claxton. Fifty homes were damaged and six mobile homes were destroyed. Two business were destroyed and another 10 were damaged including a weapons plant. Twelve electric transmission towers were knocked down.
48.72009-05-08236°27'N / 83°34'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KClaiborne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 110 miles an hour occurred around five miles southwest of Tazewell. The tornado initially touched down along Cole Road and quickly produced 110 mph winds. It lifted the roof off of a home on Cole Road moved east across the road and moved east across the road and destroyed two large wooden barns carrying debris up to a half mile away. Several trees were also snapped off at mid trunk level. The tornado continued in a 2.2 mile path and dissipated near Neely Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A highly organized mesoscale convective vorticity maximum with strong low to mid tropospheric flow coupled with moderate instability resulted in the development of discrete supercellular thunderstorms. These storms produced a long-lived tornado across Northeast Tennessee late in the afternoon and another long duration tornado across Southwest Virginia later in the evening.
49.81967-04-22236°12'N / 82°41'W0.20 Mile250 Yards00250K0Greene


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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